L’Oreal shampoos are not advertised widely for which not many people are into them. But the ultimate fact is that they are not just made for women, but also for men. While the women’s versions are marketed in three different bright colored bottles, the men’s versions come in black bottles. But all of them are titled as Vive Pro.
I got Vive Pro Hydra Gloss for dry hair despite the fact that my hair is silky. I just wanted to try out something new. All my life I faithfully used Pantene. Anyways, Vive pro is said to have royal jelly, a milky liquid made by bees. According to the bottle label, it is supposed to heavily moisturize and soften the hair. For best result, just like most brands, L’Oreal recommends users to get the Vive pro conditioner also. However, I chose to go without it. If you have been a regular visitor of Forest for Women you might have noticed that I never wrote a review of shampoo. The reason is once again my loyalty towards Pantene. But is Vive pro powerful enough to replace it? You will know its answer in the review below.
First time when I used Vive pro I was happy with its overall result. However, now I notice that it gives me rashes on my scalp (started after 3rd trial). This happens even if I use a very small amount of the liquid and wash my hair perfectly. I am now very suspicious of the ingredients that go in this shampoo. On the label, I see that one of them is salicylic acid, the acne fighting substance (rarely used in shampoos). I believe sneaky L’Oreal knows that chemicals in the shampoo can give allergic reactions to the scalp. That is why, salicylic acid has been added to it. Unfortunately, it remains ineffective at least for me.